Changing together – From Avantec to Inventec

Inventec, one of Europe’s leading Performance Chemicals companies, is the high-tech industries business of the Dehon Group.
Becoming Inventec shows the will of the company to go further toward

  • Innovation – To find always the best solution for their customers
  • Intransigence – Never compromise about health and environment preservation
  • International – 10 subsidiaries and 9 production sites

“The only thing that doesn’t change is the fact that everything changes” says Patrick Rollet, General Manager. The company changes to take up the challenges of the future.

Inventec supplies these solutions to three markets :

  • Electronic Assembly : Soldering, Adhesive, Cleaning and protection.
  • Surfaces Technologies : Surface treatment, Insulation-Fire Protection, Products and equipment for the Wine industry , Low temperature sterilization
  • Fine Chemicals: Aerosols Formulation, Foams expansion, Synthetic Chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Focus on Surfaces technologies (ST)
This business unit intervenes in many markets that are covered by Eurotec, for example
Energy / Aeronautics / Transport / Metal treatment / Optics / Micromechanics / Medical / Food Industry, etc. … Perpetually renewing its range of products and services, the ST BU develops gases, solvents, detergents, and blends in order to modify, improve and protect the surfaces of all materials.

Want a few examples?
The Inventec ST BU was the first to finalize, for the Aeronautics market, a solvent able to purify the oxygen and hydraulic fluid pipes of the A 340 and A 380 Airbus. At the same time, the generalization of composites use in aircrafts has raised the requirement level in the surface treatment especially for aeronautic maintenance. Therefore, the BU has developed and formulated detergents respectful of these new materials.

In the medical field, the Surface Technologies Business Unit allows millions of patients to be treated with instruments and accessories perfectly sterilized thanks to the sterilizing gas blends formulated in-house.
The BU became a real medical actor by finalizing the first silicone deposit process on medical needles allowing a use as painless as possible. The BU accompanies the medical progress by developing formulations for surface cleaning and decontamination of orthopedic prosthesis and implants.

And for the machining industry?  Read the excellent article published in Eurotec here.

The ST BU offers its products and services throughout Europe and Asia.

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Vincennes cedex France
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Improved quality in laser cutting

Designer and manufacturer of high-end laser machining system for super precision cutting, drilling and welding of micro parts, Swiss Tec helps companies in implementing innovative machining solutions. A new solution is being implemented to drastically reduce the stent cutting process time. Meeting with Eduard Fassbind, CEO of the company.

Innovative production
« Our commitment is to help companies implementing innovative machining solutions to expand micro-machining capabilities, and develop new business areas, with new standards of quality, performance and productivity » says Eduard Fassbind. Swiss Tec works closely with its customers to ensure expectations are met and future technological developments are included. Collaborating with the prestigious Swiss federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), the company offers state-of-the-art machines to its customers.

In-depth analysis
A machine was installed in the university of Manchester (UK) to further develop and optimize the laser cutting of a wide range of materials. Working with the university enabled the cutting tests to be immediately analyzed with a number of in-house systems like high definition microscopes or scanning electron imaging for example.
The results exceeded the most optimistic expectations of Swiss Tec.

Further improvement
The university of Manchester, Swiss Tec and GSI (laser manufacturer) are working hand to hand to develop the process further and reach the optimal cutting and welding conditions for a wide range of materials and profiles. However, even at this stage, the products provided by Swiss Tec are showing exceptional results and although ultrasonic cleaning and polishing will probably still be carried out during manufacture, it is unlikely to need the same time with the Swiss Tec process.

I will come back with more information in Eurotec’s next issue.

Swiss Tec AG
Bahnhofstrasse 7
FL-9494 Schaan
Principality of Liechtenstein
(office) +423 / 232 93 50
(fax)      +423 / 232 93 39
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